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Brewed by Brasserie de Bellevaux
Style: Old Ale
Malmedy, Belgium

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3806) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle @ home. Aroma is hoppy, stouty, some spices, roasted malt. Very nice and full. Flavour is roasted malt, touch of caramel sweetness, some hop bitterness, long lingering smoky roasty finish. Thinnish but fitting palate. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10846) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
clear amber, huge smooth light brown head. aroma is licorice, rosted grains, dryness, faint sweet dark fruits. aroma is pretty much centered around licorice and roasted malts, much less around caramel and dark fruits. Still distinctly different from a porter or a stout. flavor is hard roasted malts, charchoal, licorice, dryness. sort of resembling the darkest bock’s i’ve tasted. ends a little bit sweeter than it starts out.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (966) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2011
caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, woody, black, medium body, lively, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (2993) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish, some roasted malt and coffee, light fruitiness, faint notes of wood. Body is medium, malty a lightly sweetish flavor, light roasted malt and coffee, faint toffee. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, same roasted malt. Nice Belgian old ale – not too sweet/not too much roasted malt and coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4607) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2010
(Bottle, 0.75 l as Bellevaux Black Cuvée Spéciale, at the 16th Kerstbierfestival) The beer poured almost black. Its head was quite large and light brown. Aroma had malts, liquorice and chocolate. Palate was full bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, roastedness, chocolate, liquorice, mildly sweetness, bit of hops and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was malty. Nice, tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - DEC 24, 2010
Its a dark malty, roasted coffee, chocolate, grand cru aged barley-wine flavor and character. Im not a huge grand cru fan, but I do appreciate the style. Its dark and spicy and malty, pretty much barrel aged dark weak wine. Pretty good overall.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2010
@ kerstbierfestival

head: none
colour: black
smell: sweet, malts, chicoree , flaw .... bread ....
taste: nothing more than a boring flaw taste of a belgian low alcohol tablebeer with coffee ... ( see piedboeuf ... )

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3350) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2010
Bottle at home. Very dark pour, thick solid tan head. Aroma of autumn leaves, fireplace, tobacco and some brandy. Very unique and interesting. Flavor is tobacco, varnish, antique furniture and burnt malts. Strange and interesting brew. I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2010
Bottled (from beerplanet.eu). Ambery brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is dark dry fruits, some toffee, mild roasted notes as well as quite wooden notes. Flavour is roasted malts, some toffee, roasted notes, mild metal as well as wood and some caramel. Actually old ale is a quite good categorization for this Belgian beer...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Roast and milk chocolate in the aroma. malty sweet flavor with chocolate, ash and hints of licorice. Very plesant beer, delicious but not too complex.


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